For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Star (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Star-struck,” “Star Man,” “Star Wars Prequels Aren't Star Wars Movies,” “Starter Set,” "Stark Raving Mad," and so on. Remember: I'm totally fine with prompts that get bent a bit.
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Here’s my attempt at a Star Blank Poem:
the evening sky is a black sheet
with pinpoint holes displaying
the cosmos or it's a vacuum
separated by giant balls of gas
that give and take away life
& here is a grid that collects
what we know which we know
is not as much as we will know
& knowing that we still talk
about our knowledge as if
we know what we're talking about
which of course we don't
Robert Lee Brewer loves to look at the stars and consider the possibilities of all that universe. So much opportunity for life to exist elsewhere, and the strange chance that all the pieces that happened to fall into place for our Earth to harbor life may make it unique compared to anywhere else.
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